A Geek’s Guide: Where to Start with Geeky Board Games

So many of us want to break into more nerdy card games and geeky board games, but where to start? I am quite lucky in that I have a great group of friends who introduced me into this world of geeky board games and card games! Sometimes you can’t commit enough time to a full Dungeons and Dragons campaign (although I did for the first time this week and it was AMAZING). Sometimes an awfully complicated strategy game can also take hours to set up.

Sometimes you just need to start small, and aim high.

Why Harry Potter is Incompetent: The Musings of Muggles

This month marked the 6th ever Muggle Musings (the Harry Potter Discussion Group I host)… and it’s been going well so far! During the last 6 meetings, we’ve discussed Harry Potter himself, Supporting Characters, Evil Characters, Magical Creatures, Hogwarts Teachers and Muggle-Wizard relations.

We come up with a million different theories about the wizarding world in every meeting and so I thought I’d pick out just a few of the highlights, seeing as it’s Harry Potter’s Birthday!

Pain, Persuasion and Paper-Craft: Making Comic Book Flowers in 5 Easy Steps

Just a quick extra thing because I’m super excited about this! It’s been my intention for a while now to learn how to create paper flowers, so when my favourite place in Coventry (yeah, you guessed it) The Big Comfy Bookshop, ran a small crafting course on how to make them, I jumped at the chance! So now, I shall pass this knowledge onto you in the form of comic book flowers (and encourage you to come along to the next session, or to another of their events.)

Friendly Neighbourhood Blogger: 7 Ways to Geek Out in Coventry

I’m so happy to see the amount of geek events Coventry has – it’s grown so much over the last few years! At one point there was very little to do in terms of nerdy things but I think with the opening of FarGo Village 3 years ago it’s becoming increasingly popular. Local businesses are beginning to realise – hey! There’s scope for geekery! Let’s run with it!

Being a social butterfly, I am always looking for new things to do and see. So here are just a few of my recommendations for Geeky things to do in Coventry…

Geeking Out Loud: My Top 9 Favourite Video Games of All Time (Up ’til Now)

Some people like going out-out to break free from life. Some bake cakes, go hiking, scream into the void, play guitar… For me, my go-to outlets have always been games. They have influenced me, shaped my character, been an escape when I had nothing else… Some have become a part of me (literally) and inspired me to create awesome things. But then again, some have just blissfully wasted my precious life.

So here is my definitive list: my favourite games to date and why I love them.

Major Adulting: Trying to Capture my Creative Spark

For weeks now, I’ve felt overwhelmed by the most minor of tasks… It’s safe to say I have not been adulting very well. Any thought of writing or creating was completely out of the window, as I struggled with the basic instinct of waking up and giving a damn about anything past what’s in front of my eyes. It’s a horrible feeling. It quells my ability to stop and truly think deeply about anything.

Every time I started a blog post, I typed out a paragraph and then thought, this is going nowhere. I’ve been through stints like this before – where everything is a struggle and it feels like I’m trapped behind a haze inside my own brain. But the logical side of me always knows it doesn’t last.

I just needed to wait it out.

Major Adulting: Hosting Coventry Bloggers’ First Mixer Event

Blogging for me has always been an outlet – a place to get my thoughts and experiences down as memories (and just try to improve my writing along the way.) I never knew that it could also bring me so many opportunities to meet new people and get involved in local events.

For a few months now, I’ve been working on a project called Coventry Bloggers. Coventry’s blogging scene needs livening up SO much and we focus on putting bloggers in touch with companies and with each other. We just hosted our first Blogger Mixer event yesterday and I am pleased to say it was a huge success!

Look After the Senses and the Sounds will Look After Themselves – Alice Inspired Scents from Scentopia

Often the things you love as a child or even as a teenager don’t stick with you throughout your life. We move on, we change, we grow, we become an… adult. (?) But these things that shape you as a person, you always think fondly of. 

It may seem silly but Alice in Wonderland was always one of my biggest influences through my teens. After reading the novel I threw myself into it wholeheartedly and it inspired so many of outfits, purchases and even my way of thinking. It has so many quotable moments that I bring into everyday life even now, that it actually even made me rethink a few weeks ago when I realised, I’d lost my way.

The importance of R’n’R Part 2: Laughter and Pamper Sessions

This week I have focused on why it’s so important to get some R’n’R. Following my mini-break in Switzerland, my friend, Emily and I went to an event hosted by Alex Silver PR at Cafe de Paris in London! I’ve been a Coventry blogger for over a year now so it’s about time I branched out into new experiences!

I must say, it was absolutely spectacular. The venue was gorgeous and decadent and the businesses there were fantastic. I’d never been to such a big PR event before so I didn’t quite know what to expect but…